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VLC for Windows Phone and Windows 8 closer to release as finally audio works in the Modern UI

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Ever since VLC announced they are hard at work on an adaptation of their famous video player for the Metro interface, the Kickstarter project amassed the funds needed in no time, and finally we might be nearing release. Thankfully, Microsoft has been helping all the way, and the VLC team just announced it has managed to crack the code of video audio working in the Metro interface, which was the main culprit for the delay.

Not only that, but because of the common kernel, they've been branching out into porting the player to Windows Phone 8 as well, which means that we will soon have the best video player for both the Windows 8/RT and the Windows Phone platforms, breaking one of the barriers for spending more time in Microsoft's new touchscreen UI.

source: VLC (Twitter)

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posted on 29 Nov 2013, 02:49 1

1. spectrums (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)


oh god, big trouble for wp8 :) troubles os "wp8"

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 03:59 11

7. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Time for Grammar classes?

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 14:53 2

13. dratomic (Posts: 461; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


i dont knoe why other guys like you even bother replyin this guy. i say lets all pretend he doesnt exist just ignore him

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 14:54 2

14. dratomic (Posts: 461; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


im totally drunk rightt nowq :)

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 21:29 1

16. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3540; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


You're not very good at what you do.. It will never work.. You look stupid putting WP down while it makes progress everyday,, especially on articles outlying WP's progress.. I feel sorry for your mother.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 02:55 14

2. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


Awesome news!!
My L520 plays even 1080p vids pretty fine, but I am dying to see subtitles and MKV support in WP.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 03:02

3. spectrums (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)


this is bad news, not awesome news. open your eyes :)

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 03:59 10

6. eisenbricher (Posts: 971; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)


I fail to see what are you talking about. VLC getting closer to release is a relief. I thought the project died because I didn't notice any update from the team from a while.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 04:15 1

9. av911 (Posts: 134; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


You need grammar classes too.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 14:11

12. cezarepc (Posts: 564; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Where?

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 03:53 3

4. Aplusk (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)


its been over an year with kickstarter project.
glad vlc came now. thats great news for every windows phone user.
one of best thing.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 03:53 5

5. jael206 (Posts: 122; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


Great job VLC!! Cheers!

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 04:04 3

8. veer.d (Posts: 85; Member since: 12 Jul 2013)


VLC the best yet

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 14:55 1

15. dratomic (Posts: 461; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


mxplayer on androiz rocks

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 21:31 1

17. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3540; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Who cares..

posted on 30 Nov 2013, 00:51 1

20. dratomic (Posts: 461; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


I care. i like to see them on wp8.

posted on 30 Nov 2013, 18:18

23. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3540; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Understood...

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 22:23 1

18. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


considering the article is not about android, i fail to see the need to mention this.

posted on 30 Nov 2013, 00:53

21. dratomic (Posts: 461; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


dont you like having it on wp8? now you see.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 08:12 5

10. mikelemon (Posts: 93; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Microsoft did say that they are trying to close the gap of big app market. This is a start....but only a start.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 22:24

19. speckledapple (Posts: 879; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


I think this goes beyond trying to close the gap. They seem to be actively working with developers to solve problems and get some things done. Thats exciting because it shows commitment.

posted on 29 Nov 2013, 09:19

11. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


This excites me. Finally my phone and tablet will be able to play all the videos my desktop can.

posted on 30 Nov 2013, 14:32

22. rashsys (Posts: 16; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Want to playback MKVs on a WP8? Don't wait for VLC, try MoliPlayer.

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